PLEASE NOTE: Booking is essential for all events (except Members' Evenings and Members at the AGM).
To book for any event, please contact Maggie by email: or mobile: 07478 309044

Unless otherwise specified, events are free to members, with non-members welcome at a charge of £2.00.

For a copy of our current, 3-fold publicity leaflet, please click here.

To see some of our past events, please click here.

Thu 10 Jun 2021   2:00pm

  Guided visit to Baylis House and Park

Due to the Coronavirus, this event has been postponed until 2022.

Baylis House is near the junction of Stoke Poges Lane and Oatlands Drive.

This visit will be guided by Elias Kupfermann following up his talk to us on Thursday 6 May.
Self Drive.   Booking essential.

Mon 21 Jun 2021 to Sat 26 Jun 2021.  10am - 3pm.

  Gray Art Exhibition

St Giles’ Church, Church Lane, Stoke Poges SL2 4NZ

This event is open to the general public.

There will be an art exhibition focussed on Thomas Gray and St Giles’ church inside St Giles’ church.  Works of art from community groups and schools, together with either original or reproduced art from Colleges attended by Thomas Gray will be on display.

Do you have a relevant artwork that could be included?  If so, please look at the Church's website at:

That website also has an opportunity to be Artist in Residence, and details of a Sketching Afternoon at the Church.

This has been organised by Stoke Poges Church in partnership with The Stoke Poges Society, to mark the 250th anniversary year of Thomas Gray’s death.

Tue 22 Jun 2021   7:30pm
  AGM and Talk on Stoke House School

This well be held over Zoom - a link will be emailed to members prior to the AGM.

The Talk about Stoke House school by our Chairman Harvey Whittam will be followed by our AGM.

Sat 17 Jul 2021   4:00pm
  Visit to Windsor & Eton Brewery

1 Vansittart Estate, Windsor, SL4 1SE

Discover how beer is made - one of Britain’s oldest traditions
Self Drive. Booking essential.

Wed 21 Jul 2021   7:30pm
  Talk on Fulmer Research Institute of Hollybush Hill

The Youth Hall, St. Andrew’s Centre, Rogers Lane, Stoke Poges, SL2 4LN

This talk will be given by Mike Dewey.
Booking essential.  Non-Members £5.

Sat 24 Jul 2021   12:30pm
  Visit our stand at the 127th Annual Show of the Wexham & Fulmer Horticultural Society

Grounds of The Stoke Poges School, Rogers Lane, Stoke Poges, SL2 4LN

Fri 30 Jul 2021   11:00am
  Remembering Thomas Gray

St Giles’ Church, Church Lane, Stoke Poges SL2 4NZ

This event is open to the general public.

On Friday 30th July, at 11am there will be a short liturgy in St Giles’ church to remember the life of Thomas Gray and give thanks for his poetry.  Then a wreath will be laid on his tomb. He died 250 years ago on 30th July, 1771 and was buried a week later in St Giles’ churchyard. Stoke Poges Church will make arrangements with regard to Covid-19 restrictions such as booking and social distancing inside the church.

Thu 19 Aug 2021   10:30am - 12:30pm
  Trip down Memory Lane

Prop House Café, Pinewood Nurseries, SL3 6NB

Tell your stories of village memories.  Open to all - Free

Tue  7 Sep 2021   1:30pm
  Visit to Stoke Park Hotel

Due to refurbishment work at Stoke Park, this event has been cancelled.

Stoke Park, Park Road, Stoke Poges, SL2 4PG

Private Tour of this sumptuous Hotel followed by refreshments
Society Members Only!   Booking essential.

Sun 12 Sep 2021   2:00pm - 5:00pm
  Heritage Open Day

The Memorial Gardens, St. Giles Church, The Gray Memorial

This event is open to the general public.

There will be a welcome desk in the Memorial Gardens hosted by members of the Society.
Members of Stoke Poges Church will be able to assist with information at St Giles’ church. There will also be a unique opportunity to visit the bell tower and learn more about bell ringing. National Trust staff will be at Gray’s monument with their information.

Hopefully, there will be the opportunity to take a walk and read the new information on the Heritage Walk leaflet which was brought out last April to coincide with the new Buckinghamshire Council.

This event is being run by The Stoke Poges Society with the support of the Stoke Poges Memorial Gardens (part of Bucks Council), Stoke Poges Church & Bell Ringers and the National Trust.

Thu 21 Oct 2021   7:30pm
  Annual Dinner at Stoke Park

The Fountain Dining Room at Stoke Park, Park Road, Stoke Poges, SL2 4PG

Due to refurbishment work at Stoke Park, this event cannot be held as planned, but alternatives are being investigated.

The Society’s Annual Dinner in Memory of Thomas Gray (in the 250th anniversary year of his death).  Guest of Honour: The Countess Howe, Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire
3 course dinner with a glass of wine followed by tea/coffee.
Booking essential.

Wed 15 Dec 2021   7:30pm
  Christmas Social Gathering with Music & Song

The Youth Hall, St. Andrew’s Centre, Rogers Lane, Stoke Poges, SL2 4LN

We will have an evening of Music & Song featuring Jennifer Harper-Jones.
Seasonal refreshments.  Non-Members £5.  Booking essential.